Sebastian Vettel won his eighth Grand Prix in a row in the American Grand Prix, breaking Michael Schumacher and Alberto Ascari's previous record of seven consecutive wins in a single season.

Romain Grosjean managed to hold off Vettel's teammate Mark Webber for second place whilst Lewis Hamilton finished fourth and Fernando Alonso secured second place in the Drivers' World Championship with fifth place.

Sergio Perez will have impressed his suitors with his seventh place finish and will hope that finishes like those will help to find a new Formula 1 seat next season after McLaren decided to replace him with unproven novice Kevin Magnussen, something which left Perez shocked.

Valtteri Bottas was a surprise inclusion in the points, finishing eighth for Williams (their best result of the season).

Williams had managed to take just one other point throughout the whole of the season before this race: Pastor Maldonado's tenth in the Hungarian Grand Prix and will be hoping that the introduction of Felipe Massa to their ranks next year will help them retain their former glories of years gone by.

Vettel's dominance was on show as usual as he led the race from start to finish with no trouble at all. Even when his lead was wiped out after five laps by a safety car after a crash between Adrian Sutil and Pastor Maldonado (Maldonado's fourth retirement of the season) he brought his lead up to nearly two seconds within the first lap after the restart.

Vettel said afterwards: "I don't know how I do it if I'm honest. It's impossible to know what to say. The car was fantastic.We had good pace and could control the gaps for eight wins in a row."

Vettel then proceeded to tell his team over the radio after the race finished: "We have to enjoy these days - there is no guarantee they will last. We must enjoy them while they last. We have an incredible team spirit. I love you guys." And then celebrated by performing "doughnuts" in his car around the track.

There were no audible boos from the crowd on the podium after this particular win, but Vettel's lack of popularity amongst many Formula 1 is constantly growing and this dominance is causing many to accuse this season of being "boring."

Vettel has been greeted by boos on no fewer than four occasions at least and although he avoids reading abusive tweets or newspaper articles he has been visibly effected by it.

One just hopes that other teams will catch up next season and  then should he continue his dominance fans will appreciate it more.

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